Posted on October 16, 2014 by Indiana's Cool North
Where: 14685 S 600 W Wanatah, IN 46390
Guse Christmas Trees, LLC (GCT) has much more to offer than just Christmas trees! GCT turns there attention to the fall season by providing a great U-Pick Pumpkin Patch experience. Start your experience by getting lost in the intricate corn maze that weaves through the fields. But finding your way through the maze is not the only challenge for the kids, there are games, fun facts, and quizzes to spice up the adventure. If your kids are too young to walk through the maze, don’t worry, GCT has also a Kitty Train that travels through the maze and is a fan favorite for the little ones.
After you have had your fill of the corn maze, jump on the hayride that winds through the woods out to the pumpkin patch that ranges from small gourds to 100 pound behemoths! After the perfect pumpkin has been selected, don’t forget to try your hand at pumpkin bowling, giant checkers, ducky races, and much more! And if you are in a hurry, pre-picked pumpkins are available up front. Guse Christmas Trees is a fantastic place to enjoy an autumn day with the kids!
For more information go to: http://www.gusechristmastrees.com/
Where: 61391 Mayflower Rd, South Bend, IN 46614
From corn mazes to a petting zoo, Thistleberry Farm is a one stop spot for checking off your autumn bucket list! Thistleberry Farm provides a fun and creative adventure for children of all ages. Each year Thistleberry has several themed corn mazes of different lengths and difficulties. Take your pick from the Storybook Maze, Farm Animal Maze, Wizard of Oz Trivia Maze, and their Adventure Maze. These mazes vary from fifteen minutes to over an hour to complete. From the air you can see the grand design and the complexity of each maze.
But corn mazes are just one of the many options at Thistleberry Farm! The younger children must not miss out on the cow train. The children load up in small cow shaped carts and get their very own tour of the farm ground! If your children are too old of the cow train, they can still go on the hayrides or test out there speed in the pedal cars. Children 5 and up can test their speed around the dirt track and race their friends in these supped up pedal cars!
Thistleberry has much more to offer up in activities. From corn cannons to a petting zoo and even a giant jumping pillow. Thistleberry Farms is a perfect place to take the kids and spend a beautiful Indiana Autumn day!
For more information go to: http://www.thistleberryfarm.com/
Where: 13504 Douglas Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545
Leininger Farms boasts the largest variety of pumpkins and gourds in the area to choose from. They will show visitors the best pumpkins for pies and best for decoration. This is a great place for the home crafters looking for natural decorative pieces to add to their collection. Shoppers must stop by their country store for pumpkin decorating kits, decorated wreaths, lighted wine bottles and many more craft items. If you are in the market for different kinds of fresh squash, then you came to the right place! Leininger Farms has plenty of fresh verities to choose from. The pumpkin patch is free to visit and only pay for what you buy! Leininger is a unique pumpkin patch that is rich in variety and crafting supplies. They are open until October 31, so don’t miss out!
For more information go to: http://www.lfcornmaze.com/
Where: 19498 CR. 38 Goshen, IN 46526
U-Pick Pumpkins is available on Saturday and Sundays until October 26. Come and enjoy a free hayride through the orchards and pumpkin patches at Kercher’s Sunrise Orchards. Kercher’s offers a unique experience this time of year because not only are the pumpkins ripe for picking but so are their delicious apples! Kercher’s Sunrise Orchard’s pumpkin patch has become a tradition for many families over the years, and is a great fun family experience!
For more information go to: http://www.kerchersorchard.com/